Mind's Desire

Mind's Desire


Shuffle your library. Then exile the top card of your library. Until end of turn, you may play that card without paying its mana cost. (If it has X in its mana cost, X is 0.)

Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn.)

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS) Rare
From the Vault: Lore (V16) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Scourge (SCG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
MTGO Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Mind's Desire occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Mind's Desire Discussion

psionictemplar on Cards that hold a special ...

1 week ago

For me I'd have to say Mind's Desire and Krark-Clan Ironworks hold a special place in my heart. Desire was the first deck I was able to beat a much better player than myself with when I first started playing. Ironworks on the other hand gave me my only ptq top 8 in the old extended format. It was the only deck I had built at the time and still try to make work in legacy to this day.

Monomanamaniac on Kykar Spellslinger

2 weeks ago

Thank you for upvoting my kykar deck, thought I'd pop in and do the sane for you. I love the spellslinger version of kykar, that's how mine started out. You might want to think of some top of the curve cards to get you to the end of the game. Firstly not a top of the curve card but Impact Tremors is just flat out amazing in this deck. Aetherflux Reservoir Mind's Desire are decent explosive cards that can end games quick. Whirlwind of Thought Bident of Thassa Teferi's Ageless Insight and maybe even The Magic Mirror would all go in this deck pretty well, and if you like drawing cards you should consider Approach of the Second Sun, Drawn from Dreams also you could think about running Talisman of Creativity and Talisman of Conviction because they're both decent. I've got a million other ideas but you've seen my deck list so feel free to snag any card that I'm using lol, especially teferi's ageless insight, use brainstorm after playing that one time and you'll be hooked.

smilodex on Narset's way of jeskai monk

2 months ago

@ByronTomas: Yes indeed, sometimes Footfall Crater can maybe be slow you down. It's in the testing phase. Maybe I'll change back to Ashling's Prerogative... Haste is good and also important, but most of the time ramp is the key. If I ramp fast enough, I get Narset out and have enough mana to protect her. At the beginning of playing Narset I overcomitted and wasted to much slots on haste. every noncreature card is a miss with Narset and in competetive, every suboptimal card can cost you the game, I cutted most of them and build in some counterspells to protect Narset. Yes sometimes they are a miss, too when I exile them with her, but some of them (like Pyroblast) also work from exile. Did you ever test Strionic Resonator? Probably not, because if you ever tested this card, you'll see how insane it is in this deck. You see 100% more cards with your Narset effect, like almost every time. I played the almost equivalent Mind's Desire like you, BUT the Resonator is a lot cheaper and repeatable.

Kogarashi on Copying a Storm Card

2 months ago

The copied Mind's Desire will give you zero copies, and the original cast of Mind's Desire will get you two copies.

Storm only triggers when you cast the spell (and not just copy it), and you copy it for each spell cast before it that turn. Copies are not cast, they are simply created on the stack. Additionally, it only counts spells cast before it that turn. It doesn't count itself (otherwise every Storm spell would automatically give you at least one copy).

So if Mind's Desire is the third spell cast on your turn, then the Storm count is at two, and you will get two copies of the spell (since only two spells were cast before Mind's Desire; it doesn't count itself). If you copy it with the Nivix Guildmage's second ability, the copy is not cast, so it doesn't trigger its own Storm ability, and it doesn't count as cast for increasing the Storm count.

In the end, you will have four instances of Mind's Desire on the stack: the original cast, the two copies from Storm, and one copy from the Guildmage.

Copies are only cast if you're copying a card and then casting it, as seen with Isochron Scepter (note the usage of the wording "you may cast the copy" on the Scepter, which is missing from the Guildmage's ability).

Tylord2894 on Copying a Storm Card

2 months ago

The Storm ability is a cast trigger. So, after you successfully cast your storm spell, there is a trigger that accompanies it. This trigger is what makes the copies. Copying the base spell only gives you another copy of Mind's Desire.

There are ways to copy this trigger, namely Strionic Resonator.

Hope this helps!!

captain_deano on Copying a Storm Card

2 months ago

Hello everyone! So I’m confused on wether or not copied spells count towards the “storm” count on a card. For example, I play a Mind's Desire as the third spell on my turn, and then copy it with Nivix Guildmage’s second ability. So the first Mind’s Desire triggers for 3, but does the copied Mind’s Desire trigger for 4 or for 7? Sorry if the question is a little confusing but thanks to any and all replies!

PlasmasDecksToday on Kess Storm [Primer]

4 months ago

try adding Mind's Desire and casting jace ftw

Redshift_cEDH on Consultation Kess: a Primer

4 months ago

Underworld Breach is hot. I'm pretty sure Wedge has it in his current Mind's Desire take on Kess. I intend to try it.

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